CHEO and OCTC Joining Forces
CHEO and OCTC intend to join forces as one organization to better meet the needs of the children and families in our care. For many years, we’ve heard that the current health care system is difficult to navigate. So, as two of the largest providers of pediatric health care in the region, we are coming together to create a stronger organization, with easier access to services, and more coordinated care.
This new organization will bring hospital services together with developmental and rehabilitation services. As both CHEO and OCTC already serve many of the same kids, it makes sense that we champion and advance kids’ health together, with one voice.
In the coming months we will work alongside stakeholders to define what our new organization looks like and shape our services.
The goal is to have the amalgamation take place by end of year. It will require regulatory approvals, starting with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, which will be asked to endorse the plan this summer. At amalgamation, Alex Munter will become the CEO. The organizations are expected to be fully integrated by April 1, 2018.
Click here for more information. Read about some of the families in this community who will benefit from the integration: the Dalgleish family, the McHardy family and the Walker family
Please check back regularly for updates on our progress.